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Ms. Foll from Boonville NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beyond the Simple Desk and Chair: Alternate Seating and Reading

My students need alternative seating and good novels to feel a sense of freedom and a sense of choice within my classroom.

  • $585 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are absolutely amazing. My students are creative, driven, respectful, responsible, and dedicated to their education both in and outside of school. All of my students require individualized lessons and materials in order to best meet their needs in a developmentally appropriate manner. These students deserve options within my classroom. This includes different novels to read along with various seating options with my room. When students feel that their voice is heard, they are more open to learning and expanding their knowledge.

My Project

When faced with a reading and/or writing assignment, the first questions my students ask are "Do we have anything fun to read?" and "Do we have to stay at our desks?" Therefore, I chose young adult novels geared toward this age group such as Harry Potter and Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Once the students have a variety of novels to choose from, they will then need a place to read comfortably. This is where the bean bag chairs and foam mats come into play. This will help students feel at home within my classroom. When students feel at home within a classroom, they are more open to learning.

Ms. Foll
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $40.96 5 $204.80
A Series Of Unfortunate Events Collection 13 Books Set Pack • Amazon Business $91.13 1 $91.13
Forest Floor 24 sq' (6 Tiles), Walnut 3/8" Thick Printed Wood Grain Interlocking Foam Floor Mats • Amazon Business $29.64 2 $59.28
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The Shadow Children, the Complete Series: Among the Hidden; Among the Impostors; Among the Betrayed; Among the Barons; Among the Brave; Among the Enemy; Among the Free • Amazon Business $30.45 1 $30.45
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87

Materials cost

$459.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.63

Total project goal

$584.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.22

8 Donors

-$369.74

Donations toward project cost

-$314.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$214.48

Match offers toward project cost

-$182.31

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.17

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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